MARCH IS HERE and I could not be happier. It is one of the most exciting months of the year for me, hands down.
When it comes to spending time outdoors it is hard to beat the month that kick starts a warming trend. This trend will carry us deep into hurricane season on Texas’s upper coast.
Most days will be pleasant and breezy, so you should be able to enjoy God’s great outdoors comfortably without having to worry too much about off the chart temperatures, hot or cold. Granted, Old Man Winter may still have a few tricks up his sleeve, especially during the first half of the month. However, there should be plenty of mild, spring like days for you to take advantage of while you pursue your favorite outdoor pastime.
My happiness stems from coastal fishing, and that’s why you should have little problem finding me inhaling the salt air somewhere on Sabine Lake. As much as I love catching fish, even that takes a back seat to just being out there in March, bonding with nature.
To me, there is no better time to do this, because with the month of March comes an abundance of newness, from flowers to trees, to butterflies to baitfish. New life begins to blossom all around us as the early stages of a brand new season gradually warms the earth. The fishing can actually be pretty good too. That is, if those breezy days don’t get too carried away.
Some of the finest flounder fishing of the year gets cranked off this month. The Louisiana shoreline, from Blue Buck Point to Coffee Ground Cove has the potential to explode this month, especially if we can string a few mild days together.
Water temperatures continuing to climb, coupled with big, strong March tides should bode well for those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Curl-tailed grubs such as Gulp Swimming Mullet in limetreuse or white and, of course, mud minnows and finger mullet are very hard to beat.
Trout and redfish will also cruise the shoreline as they feed aggressively on mullet, shad and shrimp. They should be more than willing to accept any offering you have for them. Topwaters, soft plastics and jerk baits should all get the job done on the protected shoreline with a good, strong incoming tide. As always your odds go way up if you concentrate your effort on areas that are holding bait. Come join us here on Sabine Lake this month and find your happiness.
Location: Logan Park Marina (Pleasure Island)
Species: Flounder, Reds, Black Drum
Baits/Lures: Glow or Chartreuse Curl-Tail Grubs, Mud Minnows
Best Times: Moving Tides
Email Eddie Hernandez at [email protected]